Known and used for over 3,000 years, coriander is one of the most useful flavoring herbs. It's an essential ingredient in many Indian curries, Chinese stir-fry recipes, and in Scandanavia, its used in herbal-flavored breads. In recent years, the American name applied to the parsley-like tops is "Cilantro," and as we all know that's one of the most popular herbs for today's contemporary cooking, anywhere. It's simple, really--you plant Coriander, but you harvest Cilantro. A must for your garden.
When and Where to Plant: Select sunny location with well
drained soil and sow seed when danger of frost is past. Cultivate
soil and enrich with vegetable food. Firm soil over seed. Does not
Care: Protect from Wind.
Harvesting: Gather seeds as they ripen. They may be used
whole or crushed. Pick leaves sparingly as plant grows. Leaves
may be used chopped or whole, fresh or dried.